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Spoken-Word Poets Bring Words to Life for Students

Spoken-Word Poets Bring Words to Life for Students | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Passionate educators and YouTube are working to revive an ancient art form, and finding fans among students and teachers alike.

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College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera

College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

by Courtney Bell

 

"College completion is one of the primary measures schools use to assess the effectiveness of their institutions. According to the NCHEMS Information Center, in 2009 the average six-year graduation rate of bachelor’s degree students in the United States was 55.5%, so we definitely have room for improvement.

 

"There are a number of factors that can impact college success and completion, from social integration to getting hung up in developmental classes. Here we explore some of the programs that have been put in place to encourage students to succeed in school and achieve their degrees."


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How To Never Give Up

How To Never Give Up | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Some people give up habitually, but Colonel Sanders of KFC never did. Here's how to always push through doubts and rejections and never give up.

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Anita's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:42 AM

Get one step closer to your goal

 

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Minecraft at 33 million users – a personal story

Minecraft at 33 million users – a personal story | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Mojang's brilliant world-building game is a massive global hit – here's my view on why it has such lasting appeal
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A MOOC Star Defects, at Least for Now

A MOOC Star Defects, at Least for Now | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Mitchell Duneier loved teaching sociology to 40,000 students online. But, fearing that legislators will use MOOCs like his to gut public colleges, he put it on hold.
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OpenSimulator Community Conference 7-8 September 2014

OpenSimulator Community Conference 7-8 September 2014 | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Sat, Sun 7-8 September 2013
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the community around the OpenSimulator software.  Th…

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Emotion and the Self in Games

Emotion and the Self in Games | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:19 AM

The poet, novelist, screenwriter, playwright and games writer will find similar rhetorical devices being applied in different ways.

 

What sort of emotions am I talking about? In his essay on emotion in film, film theorist Ed Tan speaks about the difference between what he describes as ‘artefact emotion’ and ‘fiction emotion’ (Tan). Artefact emotions are ‘non-empathetic’ and occur in response to sensory pleasures such as the appearance of the actors, costumes, scenery, and special effects.

 

If you are working with any kind of story telling this is very interesting reading. Click for full article.

RainboWillis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:44 PM

VERY engrossing, well written and visually compelling explication of the narrative power/structure in a very, very good game: Journey. 

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Frontiers | The virtual brain: 30 years of video-game play and cognitive abilities | Frontiers in Cognition

Forty years have passed since video-games were first made widely available to the public and subsequently playing games has become a favourite past-time for many.

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The Role Of Businesses In Education Reform - Edudemic

The Role Of Businesses In Education Reform - Edudemic | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Why should a small (or any size, really) business care about education reform? This visual sheds some light on the key things all businesses should know.

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Robot Programmed to Fall in Love with a Girl Goes too Far

Robot Programmed to Fall in Love with a Girl Goes too Far | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Researchers at Toshiba’s Akimu Robotic Research Institute were thrilled ten months ago when they successfully programmed Kenji, a third generation humanoid robot, to convincingly emulate certain hu...

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The University of Western Australia: Second Life - the topic of a UWA 3-Minute Thesis Challenge Presentation

The University of Western Australia: Second Life - the topic of a UWA 3-Minute Thesis Challenge Presentation | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

UWA Second Life founder, Jay Jay Jegathesan is also a PhD student, completing a part time PhD on the topic of community and collaboration through virtual worlds.


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Asil's curator insight, August 10, 2013 6:58 PM

From the nice people who sponsor the biggest machinima-making contest in SecondLife ... real live PhD students discuss their areas of expertise.  If you're interesting in virtual worls, give Jay's a listen. 

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The Founder of Khan Academy on How to Blend the Virtual with the Physical: Scientific American

The Founder of Khan Academy on How to Blend the Virtual with the Physical: Scientific American | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

by Salman Kahn

 

"Whenever people imagine virtual anything, they immediately pit it against its physical counterpart—Amazon versus physical book stores, Wikipedia versus physical encyclopedias. They assume that the virtual will replace the physical with something cheaper, faster and more efficient. In education, however, the virtual will create a very different type of disruption. We should not aim to replace the physical classroom. Instead we have an opportunity to blend the virtual with the physical and reimagine education entirely."


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Universities begin to unlock the potential of social enterprise

Universities begin to unlock the potential of social enterprise | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Higher education is at the forefront of innovation, so it is no surprise the profile of social enterprises is rising

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Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool

Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.
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Nation's first all-digital, bookless library opens in Texas | Digital Trends

Nation's first all-digital, bookless library opens in Texas | Digital Trends | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Definitely a direction that many libraries around the country are heading towards, the first digital-only library opened this weekend stocked with several hundred e-readers and 10,000 e-books to check out.
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Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough

Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Silicon is great, but we're tickling the edges of its speed limit. As a result, researchers at Oregon State University have been plugging away at a


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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:43 AM

This sounds really interesting and if true it would improve the speed of conventional computing by a great margin, not even talking about energy saving.

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Maryland college offering credit for MOOCs

Maryland college offering credit for MOOCs | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

"The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as MOOCs."


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New World Notes: Cancer-Stricken Designer Passes Away One Month After SL's Fashion Community Raises Over $12K For Her Care

New World Notes: Cancer-Stricken Designer Passes Away One Month After SL's Fashion Community Raises Over $12K For Her Care | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins' ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style Last July, friends of popular Second Life designer Squinternet Larnia started a fundraiser to help support her cost of living with terminal bone cancer.

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UT Rolls Out New Approach to MOOCs

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The University of Texas is rolling out new learning opportunities for non-UT students this semester. In addition to four massive open online courses — or MOOCs — it will have two synchronous massive online courses, or SMOCs.

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3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education

3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Collective Intelligence 2014

"This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence of many types."


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mtmeme's curator insight, August 21, 2013 12:04 PM

Hope they have a webcast!

Leah Lesley Christensen's comment, August 31, 2013 9:15 PM
hmm yet another way to make more human guineau pigs ?
Yannick Michel's curator insight, December 28, 2013 10:44 AM

Avec un peux avance pour pouvoir s'organiser ��

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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:02 PM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 9:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:21 AM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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Using empathy to solve wicked problems: staring ambiguity in the face and still walking forwards

Using empathy to solve wicked problems: staring ambiguity in the face and still walking forwards | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

The TEDtalk below asks some interesting questions for educators:  how do we prepare students for the future when the future is constantly changing?  How do we prepare students, when we don't know the answers ourselves?  Sami Nerenberg argues that students want to put their education into action and solve the world's problems by empathizing with those in it and designing projects that will have local and social impact.  Human-centred design involves taking in the world in order to give back to it.  In Design for American students are asking what is the smallest change they can make that will have the greatest impact.  There are many interesting answers.


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New Video Documentary: Disrupting Education - WiredAcademic

New Video Documentary: Disrupting Education - WiredAcademic | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Independent news source & thought center for the online education community.
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Puffin Burrow

Puffin Burrow | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Take an intimate look at the nesting pair of Atlantic Puffins in their underground burrow beneath the boulders on Seal Island.

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